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When I started teaching at Clinton High School in August of 1985, my passion was to make a difference in the lives of my students. When I reflect back on the 16 years in room 219, I am thankful for the many opportunities to build strong relationships with students, to provide lifelong lesson…

It’s the end of the world as we know it. The crumbling of the foundations of the republic. The apocalypse. The end of America, of democracy and of civil rights. Again.

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Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced…

It’s no secret that Clinton’s perception is being held back by its pockets of deteriorating housing stock.

The American dream defined by writer James Truslow Adams is “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.”

Wednesday was a true test for the validity of the Fourth of July festival in Clinton.

The Nazi analogy has long been recognized as the crudest and dumbest form of argument, but it is enjoying a renaissance.

Recall not long ago or far away, when President Barak Obama was in office and the prevailing view on the left was not only that any substantive criticism of his policies was racist, but that it was tantamount to sedition.

As of this writing, the Clinton Herald has been publishing for 161 years to bring its readers the latest news, most of it local, each day.

Clintonians are working to educate this community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group (CIEG), who will be arriving this fall. Every Saturday, an editorial will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have exper…

Thirty-five years ago, as the editor of a suburban Boston newspaper, I faced a hostile crowd in a church meeting room over a story my newspaper had written about the public suicide of a young man. Efforts to persuade him to give up his gun blocked main street traffic for several hours and ca…

Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state could require nonmembers of a public employee union to pay an “agency fee,” otherwise known as costs of collective bargaining, for their representation by the union.

Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state could require nonmembers of a public employee union to pay an “agency fee,” otherwise known as costs of collective bargaining, for their representation by the union.

What follows is probably mostly fiction; well, fiction might be too strong of a word. What follows is based on the repeated tales of an island and the family that has resided there for nearly four centuries. The tales, while amazing, might not tell us the reality of New York’s first British …

Clintonians are working to educate this community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. Every Saturday, an editorial will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced …

I shouldn’t be surprised at how siblings project different personalities.

Elected officials oftentimes act differently with your tax dollars than they would if it was their own at stake. So it is with Fulton’s Fidelity Life Insurance Building (most recently the Drives building). Let’s consider the decisions made and to be made.

If you are a child between the grades of pre-K and 12th grade with a library card, you now have the chance to read off your fines. All you have to do is show up on the children’s floor. Tell the librarian in the room your name and library card number (if you have it). Then just sit down, rel…

Gardeners successfully grow a wide variety of roses in sunny Iowa garden areas. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists respond to common questions related to growing and caring for roses. To have additional questions answered, contact the ISU Hortline at (515) 294-3108 …

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United Way of Clinton County, Iowa is a tremendous resource for our area. The organization focuses on improving all aspects of life in the area for those that need it and works with the partner agencies that are already in place to distribute resources in an efficient manner. As with any non…

Politics isn’t exactly like sports – which is in some ways a pity – but in one way it’s exactly the same. If one team wins, the other team loses. If one guy wins the race or the golf tournament, the others lose.

Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group, who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have experienced…

If you are a child between the grades of pre-K and 12th grade with a library card, you now have the chance to read off your fines. All you have to do is show up on the children’s floor. Tell the librarian in the room your name and library card number (if you have it). Then just sit down, rel…

During the 2018 legislative session, the Iowa General Assembly passed a few bills that will have an impact on at least some Iowa drivers, effective July 1.

Editor’s Note: Today, the Clinton Herald for the first time is publishing columnist Rich Lowry, who was named editor of National Review in 1997 and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and a variety of other publications.

The U.S. Supreme Court this past week did not set a monumental precedent on gay rights when it ruled, 7-2, in favor of Colorado baker Jack Phillips’ right to refuse to design a wedding cake for a gay couple.

Several Clintonians are working to educate the community about the international students from Confucius International Education Group (CIEG), who will be arriving this fall. On Saturdays, a column will appear in this space, written by people who are involved in this project and/or have expe…

People seemed to understand why he took his own life. At least through the lens of a kid, I thought they did.

It was hot, muggy, yet rain-free 10 years ago Thursday.

I am a willing member of the almost universal chorus on both sides of the partisan divide who applaud ABC’s canceling of “Roseanne,” after the show’s star and namesake, Roseanne Barr, posted one of the most vile, racist tweets seen on that social media platform.

When the city of Clinton pursued a grant to overhaul Mill Creek Parkway, I was more than a bit skeptical. I was against it.

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Jay A. McCann from Marshalltown and I are working to replace the illegible tombstones marking the final resting place for soldiers in the Civil War section of Springdale Cemetery. Eleven have been replaced so far. Six more are ordered and others are in the works. The replacements are granite…

Political endorsements generally don’t mean all that much. But they can be revealing — as much about the endorser as the endorsee.

Walking out the door to my car Thursday morning, I had to stop, take a deep breath and remember that this is only temporary.

Tax season is over and you have received your refund. Maybe your net earnings, due to the lowering of tax rates, have increased.

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Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as saccharin and aspartame — or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S…

The Iowa General Assembly adjourned for the year on May 4 after passing a lot of bills that I supported and some that I didn’t. One bill I voted no on is Senate File 359, aka the “fetal heartbeat bill,” aka the “six-week abortion ban bill,” which has been signed into law by Governor Reynolds…

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For more than 25 years, a local nonprofit group Clinton Trees Forever has planted more than 3,000 trees around the community. Trees have been planted in area parks and around all public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Large numbers of trees have been planted along the U.S. 6…

Two of the most magnificent views in Whiteside County are located within the city of Fulton, Illinois — the view from “the hill” in the south section of the Fulton Township Cemetery and the other view from “the hill” with its sunset slope to the Mississippi River in the north section of the …

Big projects require many hands to help. And those major undertakings also generate plenty of questions, that require answers.

Family, friends, connections — these all fill important roles in our lives. We are created as social beings. We are made to be in relationships.

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